How can I ask a question? instant message/chat, phone (202-994-2850), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or text message (202-601-3525)
Who answers questions? Himmelfarb reference and research staff answer questions: Rachel Briill, Stacy Brody, Tom Harrod, and Paul Levett. We may also connect you with a specific staff member to provide specialized support.
How do we communicate? We're available via email, chat, and phone for quick questions, and can schedule web conferences for more in-depth questions and projects.
What can librarians help with? We can help with quick questions (finding full-text, identifying a resource, formatting a citation or using a citation management tool) as well as with more in-depth queries:
What hours is the service offered? Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Librarians are available to schedule appointments outside of regular hours by contacting email@example.com.
Don't wait - ask us!
Himmelfarb Library's building is open to students, faculty, residents and staff affiliated with GW's SMHS, SON, and GWSPH. All affiliates must present a valid GWorld card upon entry to Ross Hall and Himmelfarb Library entry, and all affiliates must have their COVID vaccine record uploaded into the health portal.
Masks are required.
Additional information on access groups is available in our Access Policy.
Our current hours are:
Himmelfarb Library provides access to 125+ electronic databases, 6,700+ electronic books, and 6,500+ electronic journals. Online access is available 24/7 to GW faculty, students, residents, and staff.
Are you enrolled in online classes offered in the SMHS, GWSPH, or SON? Shipping Service is available for Himmelfarb's collection as well as as Consortium Loan Service (CLS) and Interlibrary Loan items.
Do you need something available at another local academic library? Request it by logging in to Health Information @ Himmefarb! Items delivered to Himmelfarb or the VSTC library via Himmelfarb's Shipping Service or Himmelfarb pick-up!
Reserves: electronic, print and streaming reserves to provide access to course materials.
Request Books: submit e-book and print book purchase requests for courses. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing & Citing
Predatory Publishing Check-Up: if you've been approached by a publisher as an author or editor and and are concerned it may be predatory, email Ruth Bueter, Serials Librarian (email@example.com).
Researcher Profile Audit Service: free audit of your research profile on ScieENcv, ORCiD, Scopus, and Web of Science’s ResearcherID.